Taiwan was the first death from COVID-2019

the First death after infection with the novel coronavirus COVID-2019 recorded in Taiwan, reported the Central news Agency of the island. The victim — 60-year-old man who traveled to the epicenter of the disease in Wuhan, according to the preliminary investigation, no contact with those who have visited mainland China or visited in the regions with the highest level of epidemic risk.

Earlier, the Chinese government announced the possibility of the death penalty for concealment of symptoms, and malevolent infection of the novel coronavirus. Severe punishment including the death penalty for those who during the outbreak of coronavirus is caught in corruption, production and distribution of counterfeit drugs, causing grievous bodily harm to physicians.

In Russia the new cases of infection with coronavirus was not detected.